Re: [PATCH] Subject: [PATCH] xen: Properly account for _PAGE_NUMAduring xen pte translations

From: David Vrabel
Date: Tue Feb 04 2014 - 06:48:58 EST

On 04/02/14 11:44, Mel Gorman wrote:
> Steven Noonan forwarded a users report where they had a problem starting
> vsftpd on a Xen paravirtualized guest, with this in dmesg:
> The issue could not be reproduced under an HVM instance with the same kernel,
> so it appears to be exclusive to paravirtual Xen guests. He bisected the
> problem to commit 1667918b (mm: numa: clear numa hinting information on
> mprotect) that was also included in 3.12-stable.
> The problem was related to how xen translates ptes because it was not
> accounting for the _PAGE_NUMA bit. This patch splits pte_present to add
> a pteval_present helper for use by xen so both bare metal and xen use
> the same code when checking if a PTE is present.

Reviewed-by: David Vrabel <david.vrabel@xxxxxxxxxx>


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